Episode 97: Special Guest Dr. Sarah McKay
You have NO idea how excited we are about this week's special guest! Dr. Sarah McKay is a neuroscientist who specializes in women's brains! Holy crap. Could we have found a more perfect person for this podcast? Dr. Sarah is truly amazing. Beyond brilliant, hilarious and down to earth...we were easily turned into huge fans.
You might be asking what the heck does neuroscience have to do with transformation work? Everything. This is real science. This is how the brain operates. Once we know how the brain works we can train the brain to work the way we WANT it to work.
For this week's topic in our private Facebook group we will be talking about the brain and all that it does to keep us from experiencing true transformation. What are your experiences with each? What methods are you using to connect the mind and body? Come and share your experience with us! Join us in the group today!
A little more background on Dr. Sarah with her official bio--
"Dr Sarah McKay is an increasingly influential brain health commentator, neuroscientist and TEDx speaker who specialises in translating brain science research into simple, actionable strategies for peak performance, creativity, mental health and wellbeing.
Sarah is the author of The Women's Brain Book (Hachette 2018) the director of The Neuroscience Academy, which offers professional development programs that focus on applying neuroscience, positive psychology and mind-body medicine to life and work.
Dr McKay completed a MSc and PhD in neuroscience at Oxford University in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. She sums her PhD thesis up in four words, ‘Nature, Nurture or Neuroplasticity?’ After five years at the lab bench conducting neuroplasticity research, Sarah worked up the courage to hang up her lab coach and pursue a career teaching others about the mind and brain. She lives on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, Australia with her husband and together they are raising two little surfer dudes.
Sarah combines a wry sense of humour with an uncompromising mind and a natural ability at making the complex simple and practical. Whether she is writing, speaking or teaching, she tells impeccably researched evidence-based stories in a simple, fun and compelling way.
Sarah writes for numerous publications and has been published extensively for consumers and professional audiences. She’s been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Australian Women’s Health, Daily Life, Sydney Morning Herald, Body & Soul, and has been heard and seen on SBS Insight, ABC Radio National, Balance by Deborah Hutton, Channel 7, The Exchange TV and others.
Sarah has won numerous awards for her blog, in particular for supporting wellness and mental health. Sarah’s blog can be read by visiting, www.yourbrainhealth.com.au and The Neuroscience Academy can be found at theneuroacademy.com."
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A few things mentioned in this episode...
- Lean Inside: 7 Steps to Personal Power by Jay
- Dr. Sarah McKay's website, Your Brain Health
- Dr. Sarah's Book, "The Women's Brain Book: The Neuroscience of Health, Hormones and Happiness"
- The Neuroscience Academy
- The Doing the Work Private Facebook Group
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